Our impact

Our researchers deliver benefits to society.

SPARK aims to have a collaborative approach. The concept was developed with external partners including Nesta, the Economic and Social Research Council, Cardiff Council, Welsh Government, the ONS and IBM.

These case studies highlight how our researchers are already making an impact.

ASSIST: A stop smoking in schools trial

Our DECIPHer-ASSIST programme is effectively tackling smoking uptake in UK schools.

Conserving endangered species

Our data driven conservation strategies are saving the lives of orangutans, elephants and pandas.

Does size matter in local government?

Exploring how local authorities deliver services and whether their size will be relevant in the future.

Improving community policing

Pioneering research by the Universities' Police Science Institute (UPSI) has made police more effective at understanding and responding to crime and disorder.

Improving control over illicit money flows and recovering the proceeds of crime

Research by Professor Mike Levi provides one of the first rigorous empirical analyses of the scale of financial crime.

Improving the response to victims of violence

Our research has contributed to significant changes in the services afforded to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Prompting action on climate change

Research has revealed a 'governance trap' hindering action on climate change.

Reducing violent crime

We are reducing violence through research, new use of data and original collaborations between medicine and criminal justice.

Reforming school food

Helping to visualise a healthier, more sustainable school food service.

The real economic and environmental impact of tourism in Wales

New research helps us understand the true value of tourism in the country.